The Chief Estimator is responsible for managing, estimating, and bidding in the surrounding area. Must have large project experience in the millions to billion dollars in working in heavy highway .

Candidate must be willing to relocate to Nevada or California area.



Including but not limited to:

  • Work with management to track and select projects to bid
  • Manage the bid team throughout the entire process
  • Quantifying project components
  • Visit project to understand site conditions/restrictions
  • Work on a preliminary project schedule based on the information provided in the plans and specifications utilizing Primavera P6 or Primavera Contractor software
  • Develop a clear understanding of project specifications
  • Work with procurement to assure that necessary subcontractors and vendors are contacted
  • Prepare a cost estimate in HCSS for materials, equipment, utilities, timeline, and requiredworkers
  • Lead bid review meetings with management
  • Select subcontractors and vendors team and closeout the bid
  • Advise and assist in preparing bid form, conceptual estimates, negotiated proposals
  • Review all final estimates to ensure accurateness and completion
  • Prepare budgets for JD Edwards for projects won
  • Track historical costs and insure they are used in pricing
  • Develop policies and procedures related to the bid process
  • May personally develop estimates for large or complex projects.
  • And other duties as assigned
  • Minimum 15years of experience as an Estimator in the Heavy Highway Industry
  • Minimum 5years of HCSS experience
  • Previous success in leading an estimating team
  • JD Edwards experience strongly preferred
  • Bridge, earthwork, and airport experiencepreferred
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Lead and direct the work of others
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
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